8 Days Uganda Wildlife and Adventure Safari : This 8 Days Uganda safari is perfect for travelers looking to combine a wildlife experience with adventure. It gives a brief about the country through a city tour and then takes us exploring the magical Murchison Falls National Park for game and scenic viewing. While in eastern Uganda, we shall do some of the most exciting adventures including bungee jumping and visiting Sipi Falls. The safari is more than just the activities at the destinations as it is kept alive with scenic drives.

Tour highlights

  • Kampala city tour
  • Nature walk at Mabira Forest
  • Bungee jumping
  • Quad biking
  • Nile Boat cruise in Jinja
  • Hike to Sipi Falls
  • Coffee tasting in Kapchorwa
  • Game drive at Murchison Falls National Park
  • Boat cruise along the Victoria Nile in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rhino tracking

While the tour is prearranged with the above activities, it can be customized to fit your travel needs.

Safari schedule

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kampala
  • Day 2: Full-day city tour
  • Day 3: Kampala to Jinja via Mabira forest for a nature walk, bungee jumping in Jinja
  • Day 4: Quad biking and boat cruise
  • Day 5: Transfer from Jinja to Sipi, evening hike to Sipi Falls
  • Day 6: Coffee tour and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 7: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
  • Day 8: Drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and transfer to Entebbe

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kampala

We shall be grateful to learn of your arrival at Entebbe International Airport. Our safari driver will welcome you and transfer you to your booked hotel in Kampala. Before he leaves you to relax, you will have a brief about the safari and mainly the next day’s program.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Full-day Kampala City tour

You will have breakfast at the hotel and then we shall meet and set off for a city tour around Kampala. It takes us to tour attractions including the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Kasubi tombs, Kabaka’s palace, and the Gadaffi mosque. We shall have a break amidst the tour to have lunch and return to the hotel in the evening.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Kampala to Jinja via Mabira forest for a nature walk, bungee jumping

Wake up to a delicious breakfast at the hotel, check out and drive eastwards with our first stop over at Mabira Forest for a nature walk. Proceed to Jinja and go for the thrilling bungee jumping adventure. From here, we will drive to our lodge, check-in and later have dinner and relax.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 4: Quad biking and boat cruise

We’ll have breakfast at the lodge and head out for quad biking. The ride takes us through the local communities where we shall be able to learn about the lifestyle of the locals and also enjoy the nature of the surrounding. After this adventure, we shall have lunch and go for a boat cruise along the Nile. Enjoy the breeze, views of the landscape, birds and some islands. When we return to the lodge, we will have dinner and rest.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 5: Transfer from Jinja to Sipi, evening hike to Sipi falls

Have breakfast, check out of the lodge and drive to Kapchorwa. We will arrive in the afternoon, check in to the lodge and have lunch. The program of the day allows us to relax for 1-2 hours before going for the evening hike to Sipi falls. We will move with a site guide who will share a lot of information about the falls, the people and other attractions in the surrounding. We could also capture the lovely sunset in addition to the beautiful sites of Sipi Falls.

We will return to the lodge, have dinner and rest.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 6: Coffee tour and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

The high altitude of eastern Uganda is one of the reasons it is favorable for coffee farming. We shall have a coffee tour to learn about how it is planted, and harvested and also have a chance to taste organically processed coffee at a local home.

Next, we set off to Murchison Falls National Park where we shall arrive in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 7: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

An early morning breakfast at the lodge will be followed by a game drive. We shall spend about 4 hours out there in the plains while game viewing and thereafter go for an afternoon boat cruise. Animals we expect to see on the game drive include giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, lions, and Jackson’s hartebeests among others while the boat cruise offers an opportunity to see countless hippos and huge crocodiles.

The highlight for the launch trip is the bottom of the falls which leaves you in awe, and then return to the docking site and lodge.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 8: Visit the top of the falls, drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and transfer to Entebbe

After having breakfast, we will check out and visit the top of Murchison Falls. This is one of the most interesting places in Uganda and it offers thrills as we get showers from the falls and enjoy its thunderous sound. From here, we’ll drive out of the park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking and then head back to Entebbe where our safari will end.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch 

End of safari

The tour package includes;

  • Transport in a standard safari vehicle
  • English-speaking private safari guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinking water during travel

The tour package excludes;

  • Visa and air ticket fares
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuity
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Items of personal nature

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